#920 Continued injustice, continued response (#BaltimoreUprising)

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Today we take an in-depth look at the response to Freddie Gray’s murder at the hands of Baltimore police

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: The media fails again to act as though #BlackLivesMatter - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 5-1-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Shove It (feat. Spank Rock) - Santigold

Ch. 4: Act 2: Obama suggests we pay attention to neighborhoods before they burn - This Week in Blackness (@TWiBnation) - Air Date: 4-28-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Yell Fire! - Michael Franti & Spearhead

Ch. 6: Act 3: Trying the same failed ideas over and over - The Black Guy Who Tips (@TBGWT) - Air Date: 4-27-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Artifact & Living - Michael Andrews

Ch. 8: Act 4: Is Freddie Gray Dead Because Of Lead? - The F Word with @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 5-7-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Going Home - Niklas Aman

Ch. 10: Act 5: How to win a Facebook fight - The @ThreeANegroes - Air Date: 5-2-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Opinions - Llewellyn

Ch. 12: Act 6: White Supremacy in the Narrative of the Baltimore Protests - The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) - Air Date: 4-29-15

Ch. 13: Song 6:Run the Show - Single - Tribal Seeds

Ch. 14: Act 7: Scolding a 65-year-old councilman for his language - This Week in Blackness (@TWiBnation) - Air Date: 5-6-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: One - Apocalyptica

Ch. 16: Act 8: Demand an Executive Order on Racist, Violent Policing via @ColorOfChange, #BaltimoreUprising edition - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard

Ch. 18: Act 9: They show us how little they value black lives - @rembert Explains - Air Date: 4-29-15


Ch. 20: Feeling occupied at a Baltimore rally - Ronald from Baltimore

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 21: Final comments asking about what we can do as individuals to improve the situation

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Demand an Executive Order on Racist, Violent Policing via @ColorOfChange Redux, #BaltimoreUprising Edition

Follow-up action:

SIGN and share the Color of Change petition: "President Obama: End discriminatory, violent policing and its unjust consequences”

Hear the original activism segment:

Demand an Executive Order on Racist, Violent Policing via @ColorOfChange, episode #915 "A fight for survival (#BlackLivesMatter)”

Sources/further reading:

"Black Protesters Aren’t Thugs—They’re Patriots” by Imani Gandy at RH Reality Check

"As Part of a Reparations Deal, Chicago Teens Will Learn About Police Brutality in School” via Vice

"Chicago City Council Passes Landmark Police Torture Reparations Ordinance” via Amnesty International

"Baltimore Uprising: How Did We Get Here?” by Zerlina Maxwell at Essence.com

"Baltimore uprising: Solidarity protests spread across US LIVE UPDATES” via RT America

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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